3-25 to 3-29-2019
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Bill’s Guests: Friday, March 29, 2019
6:35: Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government talks with Bill. It’s the Weekly Swamp Update from Washington D.C.
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7:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors himself from RogueWeather.com, calls in to bring to you the Friday, Water World Boat & Powersport, Outdoor Report.
7:35: Eric Peters, automotive journalist and Libertarian car guy talks with Bill today.
Today we’ll be talking with Eric about the upcoming, electronic “neutering,” of your car.
We’ll also chat with him about his article over at the American Thinker that blows up the “fake news” over the private “Fund The Wall” project.
Don’t forget, you can check out Eric’s reviews of the latest cars, trucks, SUVs and bikes, all over at: EPAutos.com.
8:10: Mr. X, research aficionado, activist, Green Mafia expert and all around nice guy joins Bill in studio today.
Today, we discuss responding to 2nd Amendment challenges in Oregon, and also imploring you to attend the Jeff Golden Town Hall Meeting in Talent, tomorrow, 10-noon.
Questions must be asked about the carbon cap and trade bill and other important issues.
See more from Mr. X at his NEW website: MrXFiles.com.
Bill’s Guests: Thursday, March 28, 2019 – Live at the KCMD studios in Grants Pass
6:15: Jay Reese, “The Bird” our early morning sports guy joins Bill for a live sports report this morning.
6:35: David Morrison, representing Radiation Free Schools and the man behind the Wireless Watch Blog chats with Bill.
OREGON LEGISLATURE INTRODUCES THREE WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY SAFETY BILLS
Portland, OR. March 26, 2019
The Oregon State Senate introduced a bill (SB 283) that would require the Dept. of Education and the Oregon Health Authority to conduct a review of peer-reviewed, independently-funded scientific studies on the biological, cognitive, and psychological effects of long-term exposure to microwave radiation from high-powered microwave emitting wi-fi routers, laptop computers, smart boards, and cordless phones used in classrooms in Oregon. In Dec. 2016, Maryland conducted a similar review. Currently Massachusetts has 7 bills in consideration relating to wireless safety issues.
The bill was introduced by the Senate Health Committee Chair, Laurie Monnes-Anderson and Representative Alissa Keny-Guyer. Other chief sponsors include former police officer, Representative Carla Piluso and Senator Brian Boquist. SB 283 has acquired broad bi-partisan support with 12 sponsors to date. A companion bill was introduced in the House Feb. 26th by Rep. Alissa Keny-Guyer.
Portland Public School (PPS) Board Chair, Julia Brim-Edwards, has endorsed SB 283 after consulting with PPS Health & Safety consultant, John Burnham. Currently Burnham is the Lieutenant Senior Director-Health & Safety for PPS and Environmental Health and Safety Director at Oregon Health & Science University.
The science proving biological harm from exposure to microwave radiation is accruing at an accelerating pace. In November of 2018, a study by the National Institutes of Health, National Toxicology Program, confirmed, “Clear Evidence of Cancer” from exposure to pulse modulated radio frequency microwave radiation from cell phones. Wi-fi utilizes the same frequency as cell phones.
Many countries have eliminated or reduced exposure to radiation in their schools. No wireless device used by consumers and in classrooms was ever pre-market safety tested. In setting exposure standards, the FCC ignored thousands of studies from all branches of the military, NASA, and the international science community, showing the biological effects of microwave radiation.
Two additional bills, introduced concurrently (SB 281) would require precautionary labeling on radiation emitting wireless devices. SB 282 addresses the effects of excessive classroom screen time and its impact on learning, cognition, memory, and psychology. To date roughly 200 studies show that computers can interfere with the learning process.
SB 283 would also require development of curricula instructing students in safer cell phone, laptop, and tablet use. All wireless devices come with very specific safety instructions which are absent from health or safety curriculum in Oregon schools. Other sponsors of SB 283 are: Sen. Chuck Thomsen, Rep. Rob Nosse, Sen. Kathleen Taylor, Rep Tawna Sanchez, Rep. Mitch Greenlick, Rep. Diego Hernandez, Sen. Kim Thatcher & Sen. Chuck Riley.
7:10: Kim Wallan, Oregon State Representative of District 6 calls the show. We’ll talk with Kim about the latest goings-on in the Oregon Legislature.
8:10: Lily Morgan, Josephine County Commission Chair joins Bill at the KCMD studios. We’ll get the latest news on the issues facing Josephine County.
8:45: Tamara Martin, Josephine County Fair Director joins Bill in the studio today. Tamara is here to talk about Bacon, Brews and Broncs which is happening at the fairgrounds on April 20th.
Bill’s Guests: Wednesday, March 27, 2019
6:35: Dave Ray, Communications Director for the Federation for American Immigration Reform calls in.
Today, we’ll be talking about massive groups of arriving illegal aliens that are stretching the U.S. Border Patrol’s abilities a bit thin. And, we’ll touch on Big Immigration and a Public Safety Win from the Supreme Court of the United States.
Migrant Groups of Well-Over 100 Individuals Creating Havoc at Southern Border
Across the southern border, Border Patrol officials are now confronting large groups of well-over 100 individuals, a disturbing trend that has agents strained more than ever before.
Human smugglers recently coordinated a group of 170 migrants attempting to cross illegally enter the U.S. in the Yuma Sector of Arizona, according to reports from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Rather than fleeing, most of the group voluntarily submitted themselves to officials, as their main intentions were to seek asylum.
Similar to Arizona, agents in El Paso, TX apprehended two groups of more than 400 illegal aliens in just a mere five-minute time span. With the El Paso sector averaging 570 apprehensions a day, these recent arrests in one day nearly totaled their monthly average.
The ‘migrant-group’ strategy has developed into a key concern for the Border Patrol. In FY 2018, the Border Patrol apprehended 13 groups of at least 100 people, but since October 1st of this fiscal year, authorities have apprehended at least 60 groups of the same size.
With groups of migrants conglomerating in this manner, Border Patrol officials do not have the man-power to properly secure all portions of the border. These groups distract officials and use up significant resources, which enables dangerous criminal aliens and narcotics to cross illegally in other areas along the border.
The construction of a border wall would help mitigate this situation and would funnel large groups into ports of entry, where more resources could be available. The presence of a wall would simply deter large groups from crossing illegally as well.
Supreme Court Rules That Illegal Aliens With Criminal Records Can Still Be Detained After Release
Thanks to a recent Supreme Court ruling, deportable criminal aliens now do not have the right to bond hearings, even if they are not immediately detained following their release from custody.
In a 5-4 decision that overruled a Ninth Circuit ruling, the Supreme Court affirmed that a non-citizen is subject to mandatory detention under section 236(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) for past criminal offenses that make them deportable.
The decision stems from the case, Nielsen vs. Preap, a case that involves a group of green-card holder immigrants, including the lead plaintiff and Cambodian immigrant, Mony Preap. The group has argued that unless immigrants are detained immediately after finishing their prison sentence, they should be granted a hearing to argue for their release while deportation proceedings continue.
In 2006, Preap faced two marijuana convictions, but an immigration judge canceled his deportation order and he was released. However, after a simple battery charge in 2013, this allowed authorities to detain and make him subject for deportation from his previous marijuana charges. In the end, Preap ultimately did not have to leave the country.
The rise of sanctuary jurisdictions, or regions where local and state authorities do not cooperate or share information with federal immigration authorities, have certainly contributed to situations similar to Preap’s. Had ICE been informed about his previous deportable offenses, they could have removed him in a much faster fashion, including intercepting him as he was first released from jail.
Ultimately, the ruling provides immigration enforcement authorities an easier ability to arrest and deport criminal illegal aliens and upholds American immigration law.
See more over at: FairUS.org
7:10: Tom Kelly, President and CEO of ID Experts chats with Bill today.
Today, we’ll chat with Tom about the latest epidemic of Child Identity Theft, and Facebook’s Plaint Text Pass Words.
Facebook has for many years failed to adequately protect user passwords.
Since 2006, Facebook has been faced with a handful of data issues, but it wasn’t until the revelations around Cambridge Analytica’s use of user data that users and regulators took note. This week, it surfaced that Facebook has failed to protect user data on the most basic of levels; database security.
Tom Kelly, president and CEO of ID Experts: “Facebook’s recent external shift towards privacy is put to shame by today’s password protection oversight – one of the most basic of security principles. This latest embarrassment brings whatever trust roughly 600 million Facebook and Instagram users have in the company’s ability to protect their privacy into question. Clearly only regulatory intervention by Congress – and users taking charge of their own online identities – will lead to sustainable privacy.”
Additionally, lawmakers introduced legislation recently that would prevent tech companies from targeting ads toward children and would require more transparency about how they collect and use children’s data.
This legislation highlights a growing problem facing families today: in 2017 alone, identity theft or fraud impacted over 1 million children, two-thirds of which were under 7 years old
7:35: Sgt. Jeff Proulx from the Oregon State Police stops by the studio for today’s Crime Stoppers Case of The Week.
8:45: Darcy and Toni from the Pear Blossom Parade Committee drop by the studio.
Bill Meyer Show: Tuesday, March 26, 2019
No show today. Bill will return tomorrow, Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 6AM. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Bill’s Guests: Monday, March 25, 2019
6:35: Justin Danhof, General Counsel at the National Center for Public Policy Research talks with Bill today.
Is it time for “Diversity of Viewpoint,” rather than the standard definition of “diversity” in the corporate world that focuses on race, ethnicity or gender?
Starbucks shareholders followed the board’s advice and yesterday rejected a shareholder proposal seeking inclusion of conservatives within the coffee giant’s board of directors.
The vote occurred at the annual meeting of Starbucks investors, held at the WaMu Theater in Seattle, Washington, in response to a shareholder resolution submitted by the National Center for Public Policy Research’s Free Enterprise Project (FEP).
“Starbucks continues to be a company that virtue signals and caters to a far-left clientele,” said National Center General Counsel and FEP Director Justin Danhof, Esq., the author of the resolution. “This small-minded thinking limits the company’s potential customer base. Our proposal offered Starbucks leaders an opportunity to expand their thinking and appeal to a broader contingency. That would have been a win for its investors. And it’s sad that Starbucks refused to engage with us to protect long-term shareholders.”
At the meeting, Danhof stated:
“Across corporate America, company after company is adopting board diversity policies based on race and gender. These procedures have the stated goal of reducing corporate groupthink and require companies to interview an underrepresented minority and a woman for each open board spot. This isn’t diversity. It’s racism and sexism. Not all women think alike based on the fact that they are women. Similarly, not all Asian or Latino or black Americans think the same based on their respective skin color.”
Danhof’s full statement, as prepared for delivery, is available here.
Video of Danhof’s presentation is available here.
7:35: Amy Kremer from the Republican National Committee talks with Bill today about the results of the Mueller Investigation which wrapped on Friday. It turns out that the investigation, much to the chagrin of the left, was a big nothing burger after all. We’ll discuss it.
Blumenthal: “The Evidence Is Pretty Clear That There Was Collusion Between The Trump Campaign And The Russians.” (MSNBC’S “All In,” 10/17/18)
Schiff: “Well, Look, There’s Clear Evidence Of An Attempt To Collude.” (CNN’s “The Situation Room” 12/14/17)
Wyden: “I Think There Was Clearly An Intent To Collude.” (CNN’s “Wolf,” 12/15/17)
Schiff: “I Think There`s Plenty Of Evidence Of Collusion.” (“CBS This Morning” 08/05/18)
Tom Perez: “Over The Course Of The Last Year, We Have Seen, I Think, A Mountain Of Evidence Of Collusion Between The Campaign And The Russians.” (Fox’s “The Five,” 04/23/18)
Swalwell: “We Saw Strong Evidence Of Collusion…I Think That’s Clear Collusion.” (CNN’s “Wolf,” 03/16/18)
Nadler: “…We Know There Was Collusion With People In The Campaign With Russians.” (MSNBC’s “All In,” 10/27/17)
Maxine Waters: “And I Am So Depending On Our Special Counsel Robert Mueller To Connect The Dots So That He Can Prove The Collusion.” (MSNBC’s “All In,” 08/04/18)
Nadler: “There Was Obviously A Lot Of Collusion.” (CNN’s “Erin Burnett OutFront,” 10/27/17)
Schiff: “I Think, Of A Size And Scope Probably Beyond Watergate.” (ABC’s “This Week,” 05/27/18)
Blumenthal: “It May Well Produce Impeachment Proceedings.” (CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” 05/10/17)
Nadler: “I Think It Shows That Mueller Is In The Old Watergate Sense Following The Money.” (CNN’s “Erin Burnett Outfront,” 04/04/18)
Tom Perez: “On A Certain Level This Is Worse Than Watergate.” (Fox’s “Trish Regan Primetime,” 11/08/18)
Blumenthal: “It’s A Watergate Moment.” (CBS’ “This Morning,” 08/23/18)
Bernie Sanders: “Obviously, The Suggestion Is It Goes Back To Watergate.” (CNN’s “The Situation Room,” 05/10/17)
Wyden: “That Is Almost A Watergate Level Effort To Interfere With An Ongoing Investigation.” (CNN’s “New Day,” 06/08/17
Follow Amy on Twitter: @AmyKremer
8:10: Dr. Dennis Powers, retired Professor of Business Law, author and local historian drops by the studio for today’s edition of: “What Made Southern Oregon Great!!” Check out more great content, and see Dr. Powers’ other works over at his website: DennisPowersBooks.com.
By Dennis Powers
During the 1850s, gold-seeking miners didn’t find gold in what’s now Ashland; the best were located northward (Gold Hill and Jacksonville) and southward (Yreka). Abel Helman and Eber Emery were the smart ones: They decided it was easier and more profitable to supply the miners with what they needed. Staking a claim on a creek, the men built a saw and flour mill in 1854. Named after Ashland County, Ohio–the original home of Abel Helman—the site became named Ashland Mills, then later as Ashland Creek and Ashland.
Helman one year later donated twelve building sites around the mill to create a central business district. Merchants soon constructed wooden buildings, ranging from a blacksmith shop and livery to a meat market and cabinet work. The place became a gathering spot known as the “Plaza,” which continues today. The settlement had an advantage as the main wagon-trail to Jacksonville passed through, as did the stagecoach line, the Oregon-California wagon trail over the nearby Siskiyou Mountains, and as the later district headquarters in the mid-1880s for the Oregon & California Railroad.
In addition to Abel Helman, other leaders appeared as John McCall. In 1852, the 27-year-old McCall settled in Jackson County on a mining claim along Jackson Creek. After two rough winters, “subsisting a good portion of his time on venison alone,” he bought an interest in the Ashland Flour Mill. After the Civil War, he became Ashland’s mayor in 1886, previously elected as a state legislator. His business interests flourished to include owning the Ashland Flour Mill, Ashland Woolen Mill, and the McCall Mercantile on Ashland Plaza. McCall ran the newspaper, the “Ashland Tidings,” and helped found the Ashland College and Normal School in 1872, which later became Southern Oregon University.
Hosting Southern Oregon’s annual Chautauqua festival, the town in the 1890s became a cultural center for the area. Presenting programs in what’s now Lithia Park in politics, art, literature, music, and other subjects for several days during the mid-summer, this nationwide program of lectures, seminars, and entertainment had started in New York as the New York Chautauqua Assembly. Well-known personalities as Susan B. Anthony, William Jennings Bryan, and John Phillip Sousa were among those over the next two decades who came to Ashland to lecture or perform.
Despite this, Medford’s orchard boom in the early 1900s (and its strong downtown building spree starting in 1909) brought it to prominence in the Valley; Jacksonville had greatly tapered off when the railroad in the mid-1880s bypassed it in favor of Medford. Ashland continued, however, with its development of what would become the 93-acre, exquisite Lithia Park in the heart of Ashland in the early 1900s. Its mineral springs with promoted medicinal properties also brought in the tourists.
Despite its cultural and location significance, Ashland suffered economically over the years. The Southern Pacific Railroad’s opening of its “Natron Cut-off” from California to Eugene, by-passed the town and its passenger rail traffic dropped. After the Great Depression’s financial woes, even World War II’s economic impact lessened afterwards as the timber industry with its mills and employment stagnated—even in Ashland.
Its transition to a tourist destination was greatly assisted by the growth of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Southern Oregon University. It took Elmo Stevenson and Angus Bowmer to save the town. Stevenson was hired in 1946 to actually close the campus if he couldn’t increase enrollment; however, he thought that the setting was unique and began a passionate goal to save it. He was successful. Southern Oregon University now has some 300 faculty members with 6,000 students and its numerous buildings are spread over 175 acres.
While staring at the old Chautauqua ruins in Ashland’s Lithia Park, Angus Bowmer had an idea on producing a Shakespearean work there. By 1935, his idea caught on with other residents and with volunteers, city, and state help, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival began with a two-play production on July 2, 1935. From there, the festival has grown to an annual attendance of 400,000-plus with over 700 performances.
Ashland is home to 20,000 residents today. Although it isn’t the county seat, it has become a destination tourist and retirement town. With additional cultural activities from the Ashland Independent Film Festival to the Oregon Cabaret, the former mill first named on Mill Creek has come a long way.
Sources: “Ashland Chamber of Commerce: Ashland History,” at Ashland History; Jeff LaLande, “The Oregon Encyclopedia: Ashland,” at Ashland (Including Images); National Park Service: John McCall at John McCall (House and Background).